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Front reciever/bumper mounting

Discussion in 'Daihatsu Hi jet' started by Titchy83, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Titchy83

    Titchy83 New Member

    Can people share photos of how they mounted their front reciever/bumpers. Trying to think up a design that will be strong enough and not take away too much ground clearance. Mine is a 97 hijet. Thanks.
  2. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    I made a heavy bumper for my 94, S110. It has a Scissor/Dump and I have a receiver mount snow plow I mount for the winter that weighs about three hundred pounds, and can generate 300 pounds down force. So, it needs to be solid.

    I wanted 2-inch receivers on all four corners, and in the middle of both bumpers.

    On the front mine had two tow points from the factory, held on with four 8-mm bolts attaching them to the body. I cut/ground the hoops off the tow hook plates. I had to hot knife a hole in the left side of the bumper/grill, to let the support for the bumper to get out. This supports the weight of the bumper.

    But I wasn’t sure that would be strong enough to rust the push from the plow. So, I ran a support back to the main cross member, where the pivot for the steering is located. I cut a hole in a piece of four inch channel, to clear the bottom of the pivot and installed two 12-mm nutserts to mount the channel, and welded a length of square tubing back to the bottom of the bumper.

    Sorry, no pictures until spring. No garage, and snow on the ground.
  3. Titchy83

    Titchy83 New Member

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